There are many different ways one can harness the power of VR technology. One obvious way of doing so is by embracing this technology to design new furniture. Arturo Tedeschi has taken this approach quite literally, as he unveiled some new furniture designs which came to fruition with the help of VR designing skills.
The OYSTER Chair is Certainly Unique
It is very difficult to picture an OYSTER chair without actually seeing it. While still only a prototype, it is a very different type of furniture compared to what most consumers are used to. Its unique and otherworldly design almost feel a bit alien, even though there is an elegance to every line and curve as well.
Designer Arturo Tedeschi decided to tap virtual reality for the design of the OYSTER chair. With the help of CAD software modified to be used in virtual reality, Tedeschi could easily create a 3D model of their chair he had in mind. Exploring new ways of manipulating digital objects often leads to breakthroughs in the design industry.
What makes the use of VR rather evident is how the designs can be translated into CNC fabrication with ease. No longer will designers need a physical prototype to make alterations later on. Instead, they can see the finished project in a virtual space and manipulate the design accordingly. It is a very interesting evolution in the furniture design industry.
Although it remains to be seen if the OYSTER chair will ever come to market, the tone has been set to embrace VR technology in this industry. A lot of new possibilities can be explored with relative ease. Especially now that certain software programs make the leap to VR a lot more accessible, there is nothing to prevent designers from thinking well outside the box.
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